Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

MiOTA

Welcome to MiOTA


The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.  Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only.  We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan. We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. 


Mission Statement:

The mission of MiOTA is to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan and act as a communication vehicle for its members.

 

Vision Statement:

That MiOTA is acknowledged by occupational therapy practitioners and all stakeholders as the premier resource of knowledge, information, and expertise for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan.

MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.

MiOTA Member Spotlight - March 2017




As occupational therapists, we understand the importance of our patients’ social participation. We feel for those who are not able to be fully engaged in their communities, and those who wish they were closer to friends or family. Social participation is highlighted in our Practice Framework because it plays an important role in an occupationally balanced life.

But do we think about our own social health? How often do we stop to consider whether our social needs are being met?

Following graduation from the MAOT program at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, I moved to Michigan to be closer to my fiancé. I very quickly realized how much I had relied on my family, friends, co-workers, and fellow students back home. I was now in a new place with very few social connections, and I felt very alone. I was forced to re-evaluate whether my social needs were being met. They were not.

Thankfully, I found and joined MiOTA and the MiOTA Membership Committee. Although it didn’t take up any extra time in my day, being a MiOTA member gave me a new sense of community on both a personal and professional level. I met new friends, attended the annual conference, and participated in free online CEU classes with interesting peer discussions. Slowly but surely, I felt more connected.

I believe that everyone would benefit from joining a professional organization such as MiOTA in order to feel better connected and supported. I urge all of you to contact a friend or co-worker today and encourage them to join this large network of intelligent, experienced, and approachable OT students, professors, COTAs, and OTRs.

Thank you for reading!

Christine Brough, OTR/L

 
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